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3 New Year’s Goals to Prepare Your Business for Emergencies

By ePACT Network | Posted on January 17, 2019

With so much going on day-to-day, it’s common for emergency preparedness in any organization to be pushed down the priority list, so the start of a new year is a great time to set workplace resolutions, goals, or intentions, just as you would for yourselves!

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Predictions for Parks and Recreation’s Top Trends in 2019

By Rich Dolesh | Posted on January 16, 2019

One part good research, one part taking the pulse of NRPA members, one part blue-sky thinking, the Top Trends in Parks and Recreation for 2019 are here.

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Saving the World One Park at a Time

By Stacie Anaya | Posted on January 15, 2019

In 2018, Lewisville Parks & Recreation Department (Texas) was one of 12 recipients of the 10-Minute Walk Technical Assistance and Planning Grant, and they're moving full-steam ahead into 2019.

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Park Development Means Economic Development — Episode 031

By Roxanne Sutton and Cort Jones | Posted on January 7, 2019

In this episode of Open Space Radio, we chat with Ed McMahon, the senior resident fellow at the Urban Land Institute, about the importance of placemaking and why developers should invest in parks and open space.

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Help! We're Losing Our Parks! — Episode 030

By Cort Jones | Posted on December 21, 2018

Even though parks and open space are vital to every community, many parks are being converted to non-park uses. In some cases, the conversions of these parks are for other valuable public purposes, such as schools or roads, but the net effect is the same — the parks are lost.

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Can We Transform Parks for Everyone?

By Carol Coletta | Posted on December 6, 2018

Investment in civic assets that creates social and economic change is urgently needed, and Value Capture in the Commons offers tools for parks leaders across the country to consider how the value from public asset investment can benefit us all.

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A Trail Runs Through It!

By Melissa Chotiner | Posted on December 4, 2018

Montgomery Parks and Pepco breathe new life into unused open space under utility transmission lines to create trails in Maryland.

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Jump-Start Your Wellness Resolution

By Daniel W. Hatcher, MPH | Posted on December 3, 2018

Holiday celebrations can make healthy choices less than easy, but here are eight ideas to help you get started on your wellness resolutions - BEFORE the new year!

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Investing in the Future of Our Young People: Tell Congress to Fund Youth Mentoring Programs

By Kate Clabaugh | Posted on November 29, 2018

Evaluations of mentoring programs report significant increases among youth in self-confidence, self-efficacy and a positive attitude about their futures.

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Advancing Park Access and Quality Through Community Engagement

By Jared Mummert | Posted on November 27, 2018

Learn more about the speakers for the 10-Minute Walk Learning Series live Q&A session on December 5.

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Innovative Community Engagement in Beantown

By Allison Perlman | Posted on November 26, 2018

NRPA's Green Stormwater Infrastructure Community Outreach and Education Grant Program, supported by Southwest Airlines, allowed the city of Boston to develop and test an innovative engagement strategy around green stormwater infrastructure.

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Have Another Slice of Pumpkin Pie and Thank a Pollinator

By Michele White, CAE, IOM | Posted on November 20, 2018

We would lose scores of other delicious and essential things without pollinators, but their job is so much bigger than making food.

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Going Purple to Raise Awareness about the Opioid Epidemic in Your Community

By Michele R. Potter, CPRP | Posted on November 19, 2018

The city of Gaithersburg, Maryland, joined the Maryland Municipal League and other local municipalities in the “Go Purple” movement to raise awareness about substance use and the opioid crisis.

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Increasing Diabetes Awareness Through Parks and Rec

By Lesha Spencer-Brown MPH, CPH | Posted on November 16, 2018

November is National Diabetes Month, a time to raise awareness about diabetes — the seventh leading cause of death in the country — and its impact on millions of Americans.

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Sharing, Learning and Playing at the NRPA Annual Conference

By Stacey Hammond, M.Ed | Posted on November 16, 2018

A presenter from the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference shares their experience and encourages you to submit your education session ideas for the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference in Baltimore!

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The Tiny Sensory House

By Karla Gray, M.Ed., LRT/CTRS | Posted on November 15, 2018

With their 2017 Meet Me at the Park play spaces grant, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation proved that the best things really do come in small (or, tiny) packages.

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Second Edition of Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Released

By Cassie Pais | Posted on November 14, 2018

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide science-based guidance to help all people ages 3 years and older improve their immediate and long-term health through regular physical activity.

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Parks & Rec Promote National Rural Health Day

By Rachel Banner | Posted on November 14, 2018

November 15 is National Rural Health Day — an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural.”

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